Inspire FM - Children's Oral Health and Families

Sue Jordan and Nicola Fox, Bedfordshire Oral Health, were interviewed on 20 December 2018 for an hour on Inspire FM. The topic was Children’s Oral Health and Families.   The programme was live and received questions from the public via email, SMS and telephone. It was confirmed that there were over 200 views on Facebook and many thousands listening… Continue Reading...

Award Winning!

CDS is celebrating two national award wins! The SEUK Awards celebrate excellence in the social enterprise sector.  This year, CDS has won the new category of Employee Engagement.  This award recognises all the hard work we have all done, through our Representative Employee Group, the Board and shared local leadership to embed employee ownership across… Continue Reading...

Oral Health Screening for Rough Sleepers

The Mayor of Ipswich, Cllr Jane Riley, has paid a visit to the dental and oral health screening programme for rough sleepers in Ipswich.  Rough sleepers and people at risk of becoming rough sleepers in Ipswich have been offered walk in oral health advice, oral cancer screening and dental examinations and treatment at the Mobile Dental… Continue Reading...

Suffolk Dental Service Introduces Pet Therapy Pilot

Our team in Suffolk are introducing a new service for anxious patients.  Basil, a six year old Beagle, is our latest recruit to the CDS-CIC team and will provide pet therapy on a one- to- one basis for anxious patients, where this will assist them with their treatment.  It is the first dental pet therapy… Continue Reading...

Clever Munchkins, Luton

The Oral Health team visited Clever Munchkins in Luton implementing daily supervised toothbrushing with their children as part of their Healthy Smiles accreditation. All went brilliant with 100% children participating. Well done everyone. Continue Reading...

Bright Stars Preschool, Luton

The Oral Health team visited Bright Stars Preschool in Luton. It was a pleasure to meet the staff who are really embracing the Healthy Smiles Award. The children enjoy brushing their teeth with the support of all the team. Well done everyone. Continue Reading...

Healthwatch Luton

Rain and wind did not stop play when Sue and Charlotte attended a young people’s event in George’s Square Luton on Saturday 22 September 2018. A large marquee sheltered them from most of the weather, although the running rain water underfoot was a little problematic!!   We were selected to participate in an information trail… Continue Reading...

CDS Employee Day Wednesday 19 September 2018

Well what a day it was! Wednesday 19 September we celebrated our annual Employee Day at Colworth Park, welcoming colleagues from across all CDS services. Our theme for the day was diversity and and achieving more through including all. The schedule was packed with guest speakers from fellow social enterprise, Thurrock Lifestye Solutions and from… Continue Reading...

Mouth Cancer 10k Awareness Walk – Sunday 30 September 2018

Congratulations to those who took part in the Mouth Cancer Awareness 10k to support the Mouth Cancer Foundation at Hyde Park on Sunday 30 September. The Mouth Cancer 10k Awareness Walk is designed to raise awareness of mouth cancer and celebrate survivorship. #mouthcancer#cancerwalk #hydeparklondon #charitywalk Continue Reading...

Dentists Talk Makaton

Community dentists in Suffolk have become the first in the country to be recognised as Makaton friendly by the Makaton Charity.   The Makaton Friendly scheme is designed to recognise organisations that currently use Makaton and the people that use Makaton to feel welcome and enable them to access services. A team of three dental nurses… Continue Reading...

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